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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: On Fridays we wear pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and on Friday (23rd October) charities are encouraging individuals to wear pink to raise […]

Myths and facts

Fake news and misinformation within medicine and healthcare is a serious problem. The advent and popularisation of social media has […]

The Genetics Of Alzheimer’s: Uncovering new Mechanisms and Drug Targets

An understanding of the environmental and genetic risk of Alzheimer’s Disease is vital for the production of more effective therapies. […]

Human microbiome predicts age

Researchers have evaluated the ability of the oral, gut and skin (palm and forehead) microbiomes in predicting age in adults. […]

Oncogenic mutational processes differ between sexes

A recent pan-cancer analysis has uncovered sex differences in oncogenic mutational processes.  Cancer sex disparities Disparities between sexes have been […]

Human Genome Project: Triumph or failure?

It has been 20 years since the first draft of the human genome was unveiled. The ambitious project to sequence […]

Long-term antibiotic use and risks to mental health

Researchers at Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, have explored the role of long-term antibiotic use in early life and risk to […]

Eleven challenges in single-cell data science

Introduction: Single-cell sequencing technology has been advanced by the falling sequencing costs, a boom in microfluidics and combinatorial indexing strategies. […]

Interview with Jeanette Mostert, Radboud University Medical Center

Jeanette Mostert (PhD) is science dissemination manager at the department of genetics of the Radboud University Hospital Medical Center in […]

Genetic map of eight psychiatric disorders released

Around 25% of the world is affected by a psychiatric disorder that can alter their behaviour, social relations and intellectual ability.